Ants Comedy Night Lineup announced – Friday 4th May 2018

 

The comedians are booked, the venue is set for the Ants Comedy Night. Following on from the success of last years comedy night we are proud to announce a second night on FRIDAY 4th MAY 2018 at The South Western Social Club, Corkerhill Gardens, G52 1SE and tickets are only £10!

The Headline act for the night is Scott Agnew. Scott is a Glaswegian critically acclaimed stand up comedian and compere performing around the UK and internationally.  Agnew has won the Scottish comedian of the award and is shortlisted as best headliner at this years Scottish Comedy Awards having won best solo / festival show for “I Snapped my banjo string, lets just talk” at last years awards. Across the board critics agreed his sell out Edinburgh 2012 run at The Stand, Tales of the Sauna, was a hit. So much so he has been asked to perform his Tales of The Sauna show in London’s West End at the Soho Theatre. Agnew is considered one of the best story tellers in the business and is a former journalist with TV presenting credits (MTV, BBC Three, STV) and also radio appearances (BBC FiveLive, BBC Radio Scotland, Clyde 1, Galaxy FM) under his belt.

Ryan McDonnell is a London based Northern Irish comedian who recently was the MC at the Celtic Comedy Night for the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Despite hailing from Northern Ireland, McDonnell’s stand-up career began in London where he amassed a number of newcomer accolades, most notably seeing off thousands of entrants to come second in the Amused Moose Laugh Off final in 2009, hosted by Jack Whitehall. In doing so Ryan joined the ranks of a prestigious alumni of former winners and finalists that include, Sarah Millican, Jimmy Carr, Greg Davies, Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan, Rhod Gilbert and Rob Beckett.

 

Since starting out in stand up comedy in September 2010, aside from gigging relentlessly, Robin Grainger has reached the semi-final of Scottish Comedian Of The Year in 2010 (on his 3rd ever gig) and again in 2011 and 2013. He was a semi-finalist in the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year competition in 2012, one of the biggest new talent competitions in the UK, beating thousands of entrants to get to the semi-final in London. He has gigged all over Scotland, at clubs such as Breakneck Comedy and The Beehive Comedy Club and The Stand, arguably the best comedy club in the country and one of the best in the UK.

 

Our MC for the evening, Gus Lymburn burst onto the comedy scene in 2006 when he performed at The Stand’s Red Raw night. Since then he’s been charming and disturbing audiences in equal measure (don’t be fooled by the cheeky chappie demeanour, behind the puppy dog eyes lurks a sick mind). Never one to take a standard approach to his stand up, Gus’s act can – and has – incorporated a range of props from noodles to a burka, and on one occasion in a routine described by the Evening News as ‘the act of a desperate man’ – a can of squirty cream. He has even sustained a cracked rib when a mock stage fight with a fellow comic got out of hand. He has also won best compere at the Scottish Comedy Awards.

If you want a ticket get in touch by emailing comedynight@theants.co.uk via facebook or twitter or get in touch with any of the committee who will be able to sort you out.

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